Laura K. Field is a writer and political theorist, and Scholar in Residence at American University. She writes about current political affairs from a vantage point informed by the history of political thought. She earned a PhD in political theory and public law from the University of Texas at Austin, and has taught at Georgetown and American University. Her academic writing spans antiquity and modernity, and has appeared in the The Journal of Politics, The Review of Politics, and Polity. Field’s current work explores the role of ethics and evaluative judgment in the modern world.